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Nanny quest

Most of you know I started a nanny position almost immediately after arriving back to the states. Well, I thought it was a nanny position. It actually is more like a housekeeper-maid-chauffeur-cook-personal assistant-slave type position. No thank you, all those positions get paid much much more than I do. Except for slaves, and even those probably get treated better than I am being treated.

She is always telling me that her other help was better, and that if I can’t do this that she will find someone who can. Constantly belittling me.
I actually told her to find someone else yesterday.
She’s been calling me ever since trying to negotiate, and then ends up yelling at me again when I tell her I am only doing nanny duties. I don’t care if it is only 2 hours a day. I’d rather eat ramen for every meal than cry my eyes out every day.

This woman, the mother, yells at me constantly, sets no expectations, and yet is constantly angry and screaming at me for being “incompetent”. I’m on call 24 hours a day, sometimes I work 12 hours of that day. I never have a set schedule. I can’t get her to make me lists of what she wants done. She is absolutely impossible. She is a child. She has yet to pay me for last week, and is going down on her rate for this week. I’m forcing myself to endure this til friday, get all that is owed to me, and hopefully never look back.

I was so hopeful, in the interview I thought that everything was cut and dry…simple…I will be interviewing a lot differently from now on.

Rant session is over. Sorry about that.

Next plan? I have an interview lined up for monday and possible another one on Tuesday.

In other news, I stopping using shampoo a month ago and I love it!
I’ll write about that endeavor soon. I should have a lot more time on my hands to be creative and do fun things to write about.
I can’t wait to start gardening, baking and cooking more…and maybe a little more tennis time


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Another yucky rainy day in Frankfurt.
I woke up at 5 this morning and couldn’t fall back asleep. I’ve been organizing, purging, and attempting to be packed up and ready to leave early tomorrow morning.

I’m nervous about the flight home… Because I’ll definitely be questioned about my over staying my tourist Visa, I just hope the questioning doesn’t take so long that I miss my flight home. I’m going on the earliest bus to the airport to be as assured as I possibly can be, that I won’t miss it. I’ll be armed with tissues for my hysterical outburst if they even make me THINK I’ll miss it. Prayers would be awesome

I don’t have a scale, so I really hope my suitcase isn’t more than 50 pounds. I feel like I haven’t much since being here, and have even gotten rid of quite a few things.

New Items include:
* Coat- needed (ha)
* Sweater- free (thanks Camwon)
* Mary Janes-5 euros
* Converse-8 euros
* Backpack
* Jeans-free
* 3 Dresses-free

I’ve gotten rid of:
* 2 small suitcase full of clothing
* a pair of shoes (DC’s)
* Notebook
* Hat and Mittens

Fingers crossed.
I’ll be taking my rolley carry-on, duffle suitcase thing, and a back pack.

I can’t believe I didn’t get any souvenirs… I am an awful tourist in that aspect. I have pictures though :)

My to-do list:

✓ Wake up early
✓ Blog
☐ More packing
☐ Go on a walk (even if it is raining)
☐ Shower
☐ Put all liquid bathroom items into my checked baggage (so that I don’t forget and have to do it in line)
☐ Eat my last schnitzel in Germany (maybe some traditional apfel wein)
☐ Watch a movie (toy story? :)
☐ Hopefully get a good nights sleep
☐ Wake up
☐ Eat cookies for breakfast
☐ Drink instant coffee
☐ Braid my hair
☐ Head to the airport
☐ Hopefully board my flight that departs at 10:50 a.m. (4:50 a.m. in SC) for my 16 hour journey.

In other news, I have 3 interviews set up for thursday. Woo! Might make it 4 by the end of today. I’m excited.

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Today was a nice morning.

I got up super duper early. I had my tea and some cookies. Wonderful. Getting a little bit anxious about going home. Searching frantically so that I have a job when I get home…or at least shortly after I get home. It’s going well, I have 2 interviews set up already, and quite a few other contacts. Fingers crossed.

I was bored looking online at pretty things that make me smile. I miss tea parties.

6 more days….

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